Sweeping new guide lines are being enacted by YouTube as we speak and currently 1000's of creators are essentially being deplatformed or at a minimum
losing all revenue earned by their productions.
This has been put into action under the guise of curtailing hate speech, specifically citing white supremacist content as a precursor for this action.
Now few would have a problem with ridding this type of content of a platform but the problem is that the net that has been cast is catching far more
than just white supremacist related/promoted content. Already we see an obvious bias in regards to the heads that are rolling from this new set of
guidelines being enacted by the administration at YouTube. While what small portion of true white supremacist content that managed to remain up until
this point does seem to be finally being purged we see that foremost conservative voices are being silenced, imagine a field filled with candles
alight when all the sudden a strong breeze comes blowing across putting them out in unison and as the light from those candles diminish so does our
fellow world citizens rights to free speech.
One wouldn't be remiss to wonder what exactly has brought on this third round of AdPocalypse, well it was one voice, one voice backed by a powerful
mainstream corporate entity wielding it's considerable power to silence what it considers dissidents of its chosen narrative and a threat to it's
power structure. This is due to the fact that independent content creators have become the main source of news and opinion for the vast majority of
citizens, essentially dismantling the very power dynamic that has allowed for the manipulation of the masses up until this point.
Carlos Maza Gives Kiss of Death To Independent Media
So in reality the cause of this is twofold
1. Because of a petty squabble between Carlos Maza of VOX and Steven Crowder conservative comedian, political commentator and content creator on
2. The mainstream establishment seeing an opportunity to gain back some all important relevance (and by extension power) in society and at the same
time seeing an opportunity to silence, demonetize, and de-platform what it views as the greatest threat to its livelihood utilizing the same tactics
that have become the norm by many in what is considered the "Social Justice Warrior Movement" or the "Far Left".
Now many are going to defend these actions under the pretense that it is needed to protect marginalized groups of people from hateful speech but in
reality this is just a cover for previously powerful media's attempting to regain its continually declining position. Independent Media has become all
to important when it comes to understanding policy in the United States as well as the world at large as almost every mainstream media source has
become outwardly biased in its reporting, pushing there preferred narrative in an attempt to manipulate those it can. Our only defense against this
manipulation has been independent creators as any form of protective legislation that could be enacted by our elected representatives poses it's own
considerable drawbacks that in its own way conflicts with cherished ideologies of both sides of the aisle which only cements the importance of these
independent media outlets.
With these new restrictions being used to silence specific voices one could understandably fear it's final consequences, as we have seen in the past
the demonstrable effects when people begin to feel they no longer have a voice, no longer have a constructive ability to effect change in their own
environment. There are several paths laid before the populace at this point, let's just hope that we begin to change course to uphold our cherished
liberties, value discourse, and use ours words and ideas to change minds as opposed to simply implementing a brute force scorched earth mentality.
If there is one course correct that seems imminent it's the decline of YouTube, with an antitrust suit coming from legislators and now the inevitable
migration of creators to new up and coming hosting services it seems that bending the knee this last time may end up being the final nail in this
massive corporations coffin and in turn it's monopoly.
Here is Crowder's reaction video recorded last night. I'm not a fan of his but this can add some important context.
Here is another reaction video to this developing situation produced by some entertainment commentators whom may soon be effected by these same
Nerdrotic livestream joined by Geeks and Gamers as well as YoungRippa59.
Here is Joe Rogan's assessment in a brief clip of a recent podcast.
Here is a video posted by Jeremy from The Quartering who is a video game commentator who is also at risk of being hit by these new guidelines.
Finally here is a podcast done by a moderate left political commentator Tim Pool on these development's.
I felt it was important to use actual content creators that utilize YouTube's platform, have a watch, stay informed, and let me know what you think
about this new turn of events and what effects we will see ripple outward from this disastrous turn of events that is effecting people from all walks
of life and both sides of this very divided political aisle.
edit on 7-6-2019 by HonorablyTainted because: Proofreading